Vice President Mike Pence arrives with his wife Karen Pence to speak on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Plus: Spotlight Politics team recaps Pence’s speech and previews the finale

Republicans proceeded with the third night of their national convention, but many Americans — particularly those in the path of Hurricane Laura — were focused on more immediate concerns. 

Vice President Mike Pence wears a mask as he is introduced to speak to the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at their headquarters in Rockville, Md., June 30, 2020. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)
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Vice President Mike Pence has long played the straight man to Donald Trump, translating the president’s bombast into more measured, calming language. 

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Despite a shaky confirmation hearing and significant pushback from the public, Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education.  

Miguel Cervantes and Ari Asfar in the Chicago production of “Hamilton: An American Musical.” (Joan Marcus / Broadway in Chicago)
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Was Duel in New York Just a Distraction?

The culture wars are heating up again, one duel at a time.

Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence squared off Tuesday night, but did it move any voters? We talk presidential politics. 

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump (Trump photo by Michael Vadon / Flickr)

It's almost official: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is reportedly going to be Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. WBEZ fills us in on what it means for Indiana and the nation.